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Scientists, examining Britain’s greatest Anglo-Saxon gold treasure collection, have discovered that it isn’t quite as golden as they thought.Tests on the famous Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon treasure, a vast gold and silver hoard found by a metal detectorist five years ago, have now revealed that the 7th century Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths used sophisticated techniques to make 12-18 karat gold look like 21-23 karat material.Archaeologists from Birmingham Archaeology have been participating in the recovery of the UK's largest haul of Anglo Saxon gold, amounting to over 1,500 items.The find, initially discovered by metal detectorist Tony Herbert, was recovered from a field near Lichfield, Staffordshire.Indeed in 685-688AD, Mercia faced recurrent threats from that latter source.However, internal Mercian unrest could also have forced elite elements to bury their gold and silver.

Archaeologists had never previously realised that Anglo-Saxon goldsmiths had developed such technology.“We had no idea they were doing it,” said Dr Eleanor Blakelock, a leading British archaeometalurgist who carried out the tests on the Staffordshire hoard gold.However the silver items (1,500 of which came from just one or two high status helmets) are much more fragmentary than the gold ones.In weight terms therefore the hoard consists of five kilos of gold and 1.5 kilos of silver.The Staffordshire Hoard, discovered near the village of Hammerwich in 2009, has, over the past two years, been the subject of one of the largest archaeological studies ever carried out.The hoard consists of almost 3,700 fragments – some 2,800 of silver and 839 of gold.